I am designing a small hoisting structure, where all connections are pinned (no moment connections). I'm having difficulty modeling the start and end releases properly within STAAD. Would the attached model be correct? The beams which are continuous over another connection have no releases at their joints, correct? I'm getting warnings and notes when i run the analysis.Fire Pump & Motor Structure.std
In order to avoid instability warnings, you should not release all the members connected to a specific node, there should be at least one that is not a released member at that joint. I suggest you don't release the column.